A 51 year- old Finnish woman collapsed and died outside a Torrevieja shop just weeks after she hushed up her father’s death by storing his corpse in their bathroom apartment, whilst she carried on using his cash and credit cards. The cover up came to light when the woman suddenly died at the end of July, leading the Guardia Civil to investigate her background and family. When officers entered the woman’s flat on Calle Ramon y Cajal they noticed that the bathroom door had been sealed with tape and a silicone adhesive, and there was an odious stench coming from the other side of the door. Once they got through, they found a rotting corpse of a man laying facedown inside, which they subsequently identified to be the woman’s father who had been born in 1936. Up to 19 cats and a dog were found alive in the apartment.
Back on July 31st, the man’s daughter was spotted sitting on some steps outside a clothes shop on Calle Zoa in Torrevieja, and an assistant asked her whether she needed help, and was told that she suffered from a heart problem. She was led inside and sat on a chair, but keeled over onto the floor and died before emergency services could arrive and help her. Both the woman and her deceased were regular customers at the store, and authorities identified her through her bank cards and other documents that she had on her. It’s not clear at this stage how long her father had been dead for, but experts said that there was no signs of violence committed against him.